Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 June 2023 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 14 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 290. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 398 066 km (247 347 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 385 km (251 895 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.833°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.840° in its southern standstill point on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.